Find CLASP at the IEA 9th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

From 21 to 22 May 2024, CLASP participated in the 9th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lisa Kahuthu

Efficient appliances are a vital climate solution. CLASP’s landmark Net Zero Heroes report showed that the appliance sector accounts for nearly 40% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Improving appliance efficiency is a proven, cost-effective solution to slash emissions.

The IEA’s 9th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency brought together global leaders in government, business, and civil society to accelerate policy action on energy efficiency. The conference featured highly engaging panel discussions, workshops, and roundtables. CLASP participated in three sessions on Wednesday, 22 May 2024.

Special Event: Achieving Universal Access to Efficient Clean Cooking

Session 2: Scaling Up Policies and Tools to Mainstream Efficient Clean Cooking | 11:30 – 12:30 EAT | Room TBC

This panel will discuss the convergence of clean cooking and energy efficiency sectors due to the rise of modern energy-efficient electric appliances. It will explore whether integrating clean cooking and energy efficiency perspectives could enable more effective energy transitions.

Moderator: Zeph Kivungi, Regional Partnerships Manager, Africa, The Global Energy

Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)

Speakers at the event 

  • Anne Wacera Wambugu, Head of Electrification, UNESCO Chair for Climate
  • Change Resilience and Sustainability
  • Bishal Thapa, Senior Director, CLASP
  • Geoffrey Kimiti Mburu, Co-founder, PowerPay Limited
  • Luc Tossou, TEAVO, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Naomi Wagura, Chief of Staff, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet
  • (GEAPP) (TBC)
  • Sophie Odupoy, Head of Public Affairs, KOKO Networks


Special Event: Delivering a Super-Efficient Future for Appliances

Session 2: Panel Discussion – Regional Approaches to Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Testing | 16:00 – 17:20 EAT | Samburu room

This panel will discuss how harmonizing regional appliance efficiency policies and testing can increase the availability of energy-efficient appliances and make them more affordable. It will also explore using regional standards cooperation to prevent dumping of inefficient products that harm the environment.

Moderator: Ari Reeves, Senior Director of Research, CLASP

Speakers at the event 

  • Angellah Wekongo, Associate, CLASP
  • Dennis Nderitu, Manager Energy Systems for Africa, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP)
  • Han Wei, Director of Projects, President’s Office, Energy Foundation China
  • Karin Reiss, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO
  • Kofi Agyarko, Director, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change (REEECC), Ghana Energy Commission
  • Nickson Bukachi Ongeri, Senior Policy Officer Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, AFREC


Special Event: Scaling Energy Efficiency Action in Industry

Roundtable Session 2: Moving “The Versailles 10X10 Actions” from What to How | 16:15 – 17:30 EAT | Room TBC

This discussion will focus on implementing the Versailles 10X10 Actions on energy efficiency strategies defined at the IEA’s 8th Global Conference. It will bring together perspectives across the value chain, including enabling factors like skills and financing, to move from defining “what” to executing “how”.

Moderator: Anna Hall, Energy Efficiency Movement

Presenters at the roundtable 

  • Erich Labuda, President ABB Motion Services, ABB
  • Frederic Lucenet, Global Head of Manufacturing and Services, EBRD
  • Martha Wakoli, Research Manager at CLASP
  • Meriem El Mernissi. Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmes, Directrice Productivité et Go To Market
  • Pramod Singh, Senior Director, AEEE
  • Rana Ghoneim, Chief of Decarbonisation and Sustainable Energy Division, UNIDO
  • Robert Turner, Energy & Energy Transition, PWC
  • Thomas Schroder, Climate Director, Grundfos
  • William (Bill) Kent, CEO, Association of Energy Engineers
  • Yolanda de Lange, Executive Director, Institute of Energy Professionals Africa


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